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It’s that time of year again to watch overpaid actors and attention-crazed celebrities pat themselves on the back and boost their already-inflated egos. What do cartoonists think of the annual ritual knows as the Academy Awards? Check out our new Oscar cartoon slideshow to find out.

“I’m here and I’m ready, they’re not. Bring it!” exclaimed television star and hooker-addicted cokehead Charlie Sheen, calling into “The Dan Patrick Show” a couple of weeks ago to let producers know he’s ready to return to filming “Two And A Half Men.” Well, Sheen did a funny thing and decided to call into “The […]

Popular talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversy, and often says dumb things just to get people riled up. But on a recent show, Limbaugh exceeded his own standards and called out first lady Michelle Obama on her body and eating habits. “I’m trying to say that our first lady does not project […]

Tyrades! By Danny Tyree Erin Bried’s nonfiction book How To Build A Fire And Other Handy Things Your Grandfather Knew is not intended to be controversial, but controversial it can be. This sequel to How To Sew A Button And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew teaches 100 valuable life skills (how to tie a […]

Shortly after 2 p.m. on Presidents Day, when government offices were closed, I dropped a Netflix envelope in the box outside our local post office. Fifteen hours later I was notified via e-mail that a Netflix branch, about 85 miles away, had received the DVD. I mention this because it underscores several truths about the […]

The son of a friend is going to college in New Zealand on a rugby scholarship. The day before the earthquake, he went to the bank in Christchurch, drew out his money, and headed toward his uncle’s house which is five hours away. He can’t explain why he did it, but it turned out to […]

Making Sense by Michael Reagan The turmoil and shocking thuggery we are now witnessing in Madison, Wis. is at a level seldom seen in America in this era. School teachers, of all people, are setting bad examples for their students. Some engage in outright fraud, aided by medical doctors giving them phony diagnoses of nonexistent […]

Last week the Tea Party proved itself once and for all to be anti-populist. Now, I know their press says Tea Partiers are just regular Joe the Unlicensed Plumbers, angry about government fill-in-the-blank. That’s been the story ever since they first rallied against people who found themselves on the wrong end of an adjustable rate. […]

Well, Wisconsin, what did you expect? This is what happens when you elect a tea party toady governor. There are so many things I’m thankful for. I’m thankful I don’t live in Wisconsin. I’m thankful that conservative Republicans don’t dominate here in Connecticut and never will. I’m thankful the good, decent, educated citizens of Connecticut […]

Tunisia. Egypt. Yemen, Iran, Bahrain. Libya. Even Wisconsin. You look at the places pitch forked into the headlines and wonder if 2011 will be “Year of the Demonstration,” where angry protesters do political — or more violent battle — against their governments. And you have to conclude that political establishments will see what has happened […]